Çamlıca Hill

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Çamlıca Hill
Çamlıca Tepesi
Bosphorus Bridge, Istanboul.jpg
A view of Çamlıca Hill behind the Bosphorus Bridge.
Highest point
Elevation 268 m (879 ft)
Coordinates 41°1′39″N 29°4′6″E / 41.02750°N 29.06833°E / 41.02750; 29.06833Coordinates: 41°1′39″N 29°4′6″E / 41.02750°N 29.06833°E / 41.02750; 29.06833
Çamlıca Hill is located in Istanbul
Çamlıca Hill
Çamlıca Hill
Location of Çamlıca Hill in Istanbul, Turkey.
Location Üsküdar, Istanbul

Çamlıca Hill (Turkish: Çamlıca Tepesi), aka Big Çamlıca Hill (Turkish: Büyük Çamlıca Tepesi) to differentiate from the nearby Little Çamlıca Hill (Turkish: Küçük Çamlıca Tepesi), is a hill in Üsküdar district of Istanbul, Turkey. Situated on the Asian part of the city at 268 m (879 ft) above sea level, Çamlıca Hill has a panoramic view of the southern part of Bosphorus and the mouth of Golden Horn.[1][2]

Public park on Çamlıca Hill

The hill is a popular visitor attraction. There is historical-designed teahouses, cafes and a restaurant inside a public park with monumental trees, flower gardens and fountains, run by the Metropolitan Municipality.[2]

A television and several radio masts and towers stand atop the hill.[1] To remove the visual pollution caused by the masts, the construction of a 365.5 m (1,199 ft)-high television tower with a revolving restaurant at 202.5 m (664 ft) and two observation decks has been projected by the Ministry of Transport, Maritime and Communication in October 2014.[3][4]

New Mosque[edit]

Çamlıca Mosque is set to be completed as the largest mosque in Asia Minor by the end of 2016, able to accommodate 37,500 people, and will include a museum, art gallery, library, conference hall, and underground parking lot.[5][6]

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